James W. Walsh

James W. Walsh

YORK – James W. Walsh, 95, of York, passed away at 11:20 AM, Tuesday, July 24, 2018, at Country Meadows of York. He was the husband of the late Mary Ann (Harrison) Walsh who passed away on December 13, 2012.

Jim is survived by his two sons, James L. Walsh and his longtime companion, Cindy Kaplan of Coral Springs, FL and Matthew T. Walsh and his partner, Jeff Olander of St. Louis MO; his four granddaughters, Dr. Elizabeth Frisse, Dr. Anne Frisse, Gianna Olander-Walsh, Savahnah Olander-Walsh and a son-in-law Dr. Mark Frisse, he is preceded in death by his daughter Catherine (Walsh) Frisse, two brothers and a sister.

Jim was born on January 3, 1923 in Boston Massachusetts and was the son of the late Edward and Alice (McMahon) Walsh. Jim graduated from Mt. St. Josephs High School, Baltimore, Maryland and completed his undergraduate degree from Johns Hopkins University in 1953 with a Bachelor of Engineering. He served as Pilot in the United States Army Air Corps during WW II.

He was the Plant Manager for the Topflight Tape Company, the Plant Manager for the Seiler Printing Company before he joined the Maple Press Company. He then became President of The McFarland Company and later President of McFarland Press, a subsidiary of Roebuck Printing.

Mr. Walsh was a past president of: The Grantly Fire Company, The Spring Garden Township Fire Department, York County Amateur Golf Association, Central Pennsylvania Golf Association, York Junior Chamber of Commerce, the York Craftsmen’s Club, the Susquehanna Litho Club, and the Horticultural Research Institute. He was elected Chairman of the Board of Printing Industries of America, a member of the Board of Directors of NAPL , and the Board of Directors of GATF.

He was also active in St. Patrick’s Church serving as a chairman of the finance committee, and a member of the parish council.

His Memorial Mass will begin at 10:00 AM, Saturday, July 28, 2018, at St. Patrick Catholic Church, 219 South Beaver Street, York. Visitation will be from 9:00 to 10:00 AM Saturday at the church. Burial will be private in Holy Saviour Catholic Cemetery in York. Officiating at the service will be Father Keith M. Carroll. Arrangements have been entrusted to The Diehl Funeral Home & Cremation Center of Mount Wolf.

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3 thoughts on “James W. Walsh

  1. I met Jim more than 20 years ago at Saint Patrick Church, where he was so much more than a faithful member. To me, Jim was a model of volunteerism and commitment. I will always remember him with a briefcase in hand and a readiness to contribute. May he be eternally rewarded!

  2. It was one of my good fortunes in life to have Jim Walsh as an uncle. He took me to Baltimore Colt games starting when I was 8 and on up. He as actively involved in my life, and was my Godfather. He was my counselor, business advisor and later an associate in my business. He was a great mentor, and a real gentleman as a role model. I will miss him.

  3. What a great person Jim was. I met Jim when I moved to York and started work with Ward. Jim had an office in our office and it was always good to see him and talk. We had a small connection as he went to Campion Jesuit High School in Wisconson as did my father and brothers.
    Take care Jim

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